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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
down but bring it on the table. the largest element of spending after social security is defense. its budget can and should be cut. you are a conservative? >> yes. >> i think i have heard mr. romney talk about the fact that we will not. >> right. >> here is the reality that has to be faced. if you are running for office, it is one of those things i guess you cannot say. it still needs to be said. the defense budget is large and it needs to come down. if you are not running for office, you can say all this stuff. a republican will be happy to tell you that it can and must be down. he points out that the u.s. defense budget is larger than the combined defense budget of the next 14 largest countries and the world. what struck me this year was the house in may passed an appropriation bill for defense. were they looking to cut? no. it gave $3 billion to the pentagon more than what it asked for. the pentagon specifically wanted to cut back or reduce a drone program, a tank program, and a submarine program. the defense department said we do not want these things. we do not need them. the hou
Sep 30, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, those were things i threw into the pot. geoff, he threw in the defense budget. i would not have thought of it because it is so untouchable. what will happen? i do not know. but, i think we have to be spending too much money given what the rest of the world spends. >> what you think of the elected officials in this country, from your position? >> i think some of them are wonderful. a lot of them are trying to do the right thing and which they could. i think a lot of them feel trapped by the forces that worked in the society that force them to distain compromise, to treat politics as warfare, which it did not use today. -- use to be. i think most of them, not all, but most of them, in their heart of hearts, would be willing and happy to compromise. but they do not feel they can if they want to be reelected. >> i agree with him. >> everything he said? >> this time. >> one side better than the other? >> that is not the question. the question is is one side worse. >> are they different? >> yes. you could are there -- you could argue either way. i am not here to talk about the problem
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